Alan McLean designs with code

He designs health and fitness experiences that feel personal and inspire action. Working at the intersection of design and engineeering, he conceptualizes, prototypes and refines new products for Google Life Sciences. Previously he's led visualization design at Fitbit, designed and built athlete experiences at Strava and interactive graphics in the New York Times Graphics Department.

Github
Research · Product Design · Visual Design

Fitbit – Cardio Fitness Scores

Product Design · Prototyping · Visual Design

Fitbit – Reminders to Move

Research · Product Design · Visual Design · Prototyping

Fitbit – SmartTrack and Weekly Goals

Research · Product Design · Visual Design · Engineering

Strava – Athlete Training Log

Visual Design · Engineering · Reporting

NYT – The Guantanamo Docket

Visual Design · Engineering · Reporting

NYT – Women in the Senate

Visual Design · Engineering · Reporting · Video Editing

NYT – The Marathon Route’s Evolving Neighborhoods

Visual Design · Engineering · Reporting · Video Editing

NYT – A Simple Bicycle Race

Visual Design · Editing · Engineering ·

NYT – Election 2012 – Swing State Tracker

Visual Design · Editing · Engineering ·

NYT – Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the US

Editing · Engineering ·

NYT – Snowfall

Who is this guy?

pic of alan mclean riding a bike

If I could, I'd be on a bike right this instant. Aside from my love of cycling, I was drawn back to the west coast to work on health technology. I'm a type 1 diabetic and spend considerable time experimenting with my insulin pump and CGM via the OpenAPS source code.

I studied printmaking in school but somehow ending up designing and writing more code than etching on zinc plates.

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